Hans Bellmer - ”Les Quatre Filles” (The Four Girls)”
drypoint etching, published by Georges Visat in 1970.
Le genie de l’espece by Wolfgang Paalen, 1938
[T]he surrealist use of bones as material in connection with war and destruction becomes evident in Wolfgang Paalen’s 1938 bone pistol Le Genie de l’Espece, dating from the eve of the Second World War. In this work, chicken bones simulate the shape of the deadly weapon in the moulded trough of a velvet-lined pistol casket. Cause and effect seem to be coalesced in a matrix - the bones, arranged as a fantastic firearm, present death as the deliberate intention and inevitable result of the use of weaponry and are thus meant as an unmistakeable warning of conflict resolution by force. [ftp]
She was not born to unite with others, but to haunt herself. Like a bat she kept to the castle where by birth right, her power was unlimited, black, dark, thinking of nothing except lolling slowly and watching the blood flow, continuously.
Valentine Penrose, The Bloody Countess: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory
Kinderstube by Leonor Fini, 1976. Color serigraph, 22 x 15 ¼ inches. Published by Editions du Tamanoir, Bruxelles/Paris.
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Spellbound, Alfred Hitchcock.
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Collage by Max Ernst for The House of Fear, Notes From Down Below by Leonora Carrington, 1988
Max Ernst. Illustration to “A Week of Kindness”, 1934, collage on paper. Surrealism. (via artmagnifique)
Hans Bellmer - “Souterrain Baroque”
Lithograph , c.1944
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